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Although I enjoy bird watching, I find that trying to take their picture is often an exercise in frustration. Trying to keep my distance while still staying in range of my Nikkor 70-300 is sometimes tough since these little birds are very wary. I managed to capture a few Downy Woodpeckers as they tried to get to the suet feeder.
This pair spent a lot of time working their way up and down on the trees next to the feeders and then they would move to the food before flying off again. Below is the female on the suet feeder.
Downy woodpecker on feeder
Here is the male (below) as close as I can get without scaring him away. Hopefully I can improve my stealth skills before the weather improves. Almost a 100% crop from my D700 and the image still holds together very well.
Male Downy Woodpecker
Perhaps spring is getting close, I am sure looking forward to giving my new D700 more of a workout soon. Until next time, keep shooting.